Disclaimer: I received the book, “Homemade Cleaners” for free in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
Let me first admit that I’ve been a bad blogger. I’ve had this book on hand for a while now. It was originally supposed to be featured for Earth Day, but my Blogger ate my post. Since then, it’s been pushed back again and again. I really need to do a life update, but Joe started school four weeks ago and life has just been nuts!
Many years ago, I decided I was done with commercial cleaning supplies. You will only ever find three or four mainstream cleaning products in our house: Tide, bleach, dishwasher detergent, and toilet bowl cleaner. I’ve tried natural laundry detergents and it’s been a pain with having hard well water. The same goes for dishwasher detergent and toilet bowl cleaner. If you are a rural living mom like myself and have suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments!
In Homemade Cleaners, you can educate yourself on the dangers of these toxins. Also, you can learn more about “greenwashing”. This is basically when companies claim to have natural or green cleaning supplies, but the ingredients really aren’t that safe. These companies don’t have to disclose the ingredients. If you do decide to use green cleaning supplies, do your research. You can learn a lot about all kinds of products at http://www.ewg.org/
I wanted to feature a recipe from this book. I chose a cloth wipes solution because I’ve been on the hunt for one. Like I say in the video, I know there’s lots of ways to do this. This one was simple enough. I prefer to have essential oils instead of just straight water. Hallie is currently teething and gets rashy at times.
What you’ll need to make this solution:
2 cups of water
1-2 TBSP of jojoba or olive oil
2 drops of Tea Tree oil (I only use one)
5 drops of lavender oil or another essential oil of your choice